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To come across a 22-year-old who possesses a gift of lyrical formulation, but also a skill and work ethic beyond his years, is very rare. This combination - in its rarity - shines a spotlight on Cape Town Hip Hop rapper, Youngsta.

His aspirations were ignited at the age of 12, where he wrote and recorded his first track in the same year. Add in a unique sense of style, with life as a prominent topic, is what caused Youngsta to grow into his own element.

Youngsta is an observant individual. His inspiration has been drawn from various entities, but it is the Hip Hop industry, as a whole, which continues to provoke his high energy, emotional quest and experiences on and off the streets of Cape Town. The realistic approach to what music should consist of has grasped the attention commanded by his lyrics.

No hype is needed as Youngsta's music speaks for itself. He chose this path. He doesn't know where it will take him, but wherever he chooses to tread, the music is sure to follow.

Titles and achievements

  • King of SA Street Rap (2011)
  • Released 24 Mixtapes in 24 Months (2010-2011)
  • Released 3 EP (2012)
  • Release 3 Projects (2013)
  • Radio rotation on premium stations. such as 5FM, Goodhope FM, YFM, KFM, Heart 104.9 FM and various community stations.
  • Collaborated with talented local artists, such as Grandmaster DJ Ready D, Tumi Molekane, Audiophile021, DJ Switch, Reason, Arsenic and many more, including international artist, ill Gates.
  • Shared stages with international artists, such as Talib Kweli, Lil Wayne, Young Guru, Casey Veggies, Hudson Mohawke, DJ A-Trak, Masta Ace, Gentlemen, and many more.
  • Rocked local venues, such as The Assembly, Coco, Trinity, Mercury Live, as well as events, such as Gather SA Experience, Fives Futbol Street PopUp, Streetfest, and many more.
  • Performed at prestigious festivals, such as Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF), Rocking The Daisies, Earth Dance, Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF), Cape Town Festival, Rolling Stone Open weekend, 5 Gum SA Experience, Breathe Sunshine Unity Jam, Clubbers Campout, and many more.
  • Affiliated with brands, such as Red Bull, 2Bop, Fives Futbol and Cape Audio College.
  • Has made soundtracks for movies, such as Four Corners.
  • Invited to be on panels by Breathe Sunshine African Music Conference (BSAMC) and partake in the first ever Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) Bass Camp.
  • Launched his own record label called Y?GEN, short for Y?Generation and his own annual event, which takes place in December.
  • First South African artist to have an iPhone music video played on Channel O.

  • “I like to think of myself as a million in one, rather than one in a million”
    Youngsta
  • Work ethic, the harder you work the better you get
    Youngsta

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  • “I like to think of myself as a million in one, rather than one in a million”
    Youngsta
  • Work ethic, the harder you work the better you get
    Youngsta